Newcastle United Defender Sven Botman is Expecting a Baby With His Partner, Chana Kesselaar


Newcastle defender Sven Botman and his longtime girlfriend, Chana Kesselaar, have announced they are expecting their first child together.

Sven and Chana made the announcement via their Instagram accounts with a caption of two emojis, which were a white heart and a teddy bear.

The couple shared an image of themselves where Chana’s baby bump was visible.

The Dutch defender wrapped his hands around her and the baby bumps in the beautiful pictures posted on Instagram.

Meanwhile, the date when she is expected to give birth and the gender of the baby have not been disclosed to the general public.

Fans and well-wishers flooded the comments section with congratulatory messages. Bruno Guimaraes commented, “Congratulations, Bro.”. Joelinto also commented with two emojis, which represented love and smiles.

Newcastle goalkeeper Loris Karius reacted to Sven Botman’s announcement in the comments section, saying, “Congratulations, bro,” coupled with a love emoji.

A Newcastle fan said, “Get him a contract.” 

The 24-year-old Dutch defender has been in a relationship with the fashion stylist and illustrator since 2016. The couple will celebrate their eight-year relationship anniversary in August 2024.

The couple tends to keep their relationship private but also share some of their lovely moments with their followers once in a while. The pair relationship continues to wave strong and had survived the test of time. 

How old is Sven Botman?

The Dutch defender was born on January 12, 2000, in the city of Badhoevedrop, Netherlands. He is currently 24 years old, with a height of 6 feet and 4 inches.

Sven Botman Injury History 

In the 2017/18 season, the defender was out for 27 days due to a kidney problem. He missed five matches while he was still playing for Ajax. 

In the 2021/22 season, the defender was also out for a total of 84 days, missing 18 games. In the 2022–23 season, he was out for seven days without missing a single match due to an undisclosed virus.

In 2023–24, the defender was sidelined for a long number of days. Botman has been out for a total of 292 days and has missed 28 matches. 

The defender remains one of the most talented players in the Newcastle United squad. However, injuries have been a detriment to the consistency he has always hoped for.

Sven Botman Contract and Salary at Newcastle United 

In the 2022–23 season, Newcastle signed Sven Botman from the Ligue 1 giant Lille. The Dutch defender signed a five-year deal with the Magpies. 

He earns a weekly wage of £90,000 and a yearly salary of £4,680,000. At the end of the contract with Newcastle, the player is expected to earn £23,400,000.

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